Dedworth Middle School

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The School is closed on Monday 5th of January due to heavy snow

Welcome to Dedworth Middle School

Dear Parents/Guardians

As we race through the term at a pace there are times that we need to stop and reflect. Today in school we held an assembly to observe the two minutes silence for remembrance. The Junior Leadership Team led the assembly with the support of Amy, the Padre from the Household Cavalry, and soldiers from the regiment. We concluded our two minute silence with a bugler, one of our dads, playing the Last Post, a very moving moment. As we continue through the rest of the term it is important that as well as continuing to work hard and strive to be the best we can be, we also take those moments of reflection to look after our mental health and wellbeing.

Mr Graeme Aldous

Head Teacher

Hallowe'en Cupcake Competition

The winner of the cupcake house competition was Lily from 8SA. As the winner, Lily was presented cupcakes created by Jacky Howard at "Love A Cupcake", Windsor. She also received 50 house points for her house, Johnson.

All pupils who entered the competition received house points for their respective houses.

Many thanks go to Jacky for creating the cupcakes from Lily's design.

Snap Map warning for Parents

Dear Parents

One of the most common Apps at the moment is Snapchat. You may have heard reports about a new feature called “Snap Map”. This is causing a fair amount of fuss in the news.

It is the ability to be able to view a map showing the exact location of where they are and also their 'friends'.

This is concerning as it could make their whereabouts known to strangers as not every user is careful about who they add to their friends list.

An immediate suggestion for everybody, is to set their settings to be “Ghost Mode”. That way nobody is able to see their location. You do this by:

  • When they are in photo-taking mode, you pinch the screen and that will open Snap Map
  • Touch the settings cog which is located in the top right corner of the screen
  • Tap "Ghost Mode" and that will switch off location sharing.
  • Also need to remember that photos and videos which are posted to Snapchat's public 'Our Story' will still be discoverable on the map
  • There are a couple of links which describe the Snapchat App and how to control settings.

    Snap Chat Site Link
    ThinkUNow Internet Safety Guide
    NSPCC Net-Aware Site

    Parent/Carer Workshops - CSE, Online Safety and Substance Misuse

    The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in conjunction with the local police are running a series of free to attend workshops for parents and carers. Click here for more details.

    Initial Expansion Proposal for Consultation

    Click the picture below for the full plans.